BUDGET RANGE: $1,500 $1,300 or less (don't care about rebates if their some then great if not instant discounts are better)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, video editing, photo editing, movie watching.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: mostly micro center for easy pickup and no shipping charges. Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: ASUS motherboard, intel processor
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Will be using my 32 in HDTV
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm a first time builder and have no idea what i'm doing so far. I hope you guys can help me out. I play World of Warcraft, City of Heroes, Final Fantasy 11 and 14 whenever it comes out. Also games like starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 whenever they come out. Eventually i want to put in a tv tuner but if i can't then its ok no big deal.
Also if you have any suggestions for another case that's fine. I'm pretty open to things. I do have another question about the Windows 7 OEM and Full version. What's the difference? if i wanted to reformat my computer would i be able to reinstall windows 7 OEM again?
EDIT 2: I'm trying to shave down on cost as much as possible without giving up quality. I decided to go with 500GB HDD instead of the 1TB bc i don't think i'll even need more than 500GB. I've been using computer with 100 GB or less and I've been doing fine. I also already have a 500GB external hard drive. Also switched from the Corsair Memory RAM to OZC Tech RAM
EDIT: I updated my build let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions i'm open. Thanks!
As it's a gaming pc, go for i5 not i7, and a 5870 not a 5770, you really do not need that much power, get a samsung f3 1tb instead of the caviar black 750gb. You really don't need to spend $270 on a motherboard as long as you are not a extreme overclocker. Get the antec 1200, overall better case.
you need windows 7 home premium 64 bits not 32 as you're going to be using more than 3gb of ram
Well they're both great cases, they have a kind of "competition" some people like more the antec 1200, and some the 932. In my opinion if you are going to buy more fans like 4 120 fans to replace the 200 on the top and the same at the side the haf 932 for sure is going to have a better airflow, peronally I don't like those tool-less cases(HAF 932 is). I really like the fan controllers that the antec 1200 have, as well as the black interior, it makes the case look so nice, overall it varies if you are going to mod it or not, and personal opinion, but with the stock configurations I think the antec 1200 is better, but both are great cases, I would go with the antec 1200
I've been reading many of the threads about the i5 vs i7 and many people say to get the i5 because their isn't much of a difference and its not worth the extra cash but at micro center the prices are lower than on newegg.com
I've been looking at buying similar systems for light gaming but is fairly powerful, and i quite that's my main aim to get something i cant hear roaring int he background while i watch a movie, i also would like to be able to record or watch two shows at one time, I'm a bit worried that the 5670 wont cut it?
I'm seriously considering buying this from eBay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&i...
can anyone help me if this is a good buy or if there's something else i should consider